Monthly archives: May 2011

May

31
2011

Monsoon starts in southern India

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Laura Tobin with the Monsoon forecast. Read more.


May

30
2011

Cuba battles against worsening drought

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Cuba is battling the worst drought in 50 years that has lasted for nearly three years. Crops have been destroyed and with strict water restrictions in place, farmers are now beginning to lose their livestock. Read more.


May

30
2011

Storm suspends work at Japan Fukushima nuclear plant

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The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant has suspended some of its outdoor work due to a tropical storm, just days after it admitted it was not prepared for harsh weather. Read more.


May

30
2011

Waterspout filmed by helicopter in New South Wales

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An impressive waterspout, spiralling up into a bank of clouds, has been filmed off the coast of New South Wales in Australia. A camera crew for an Australian broadcaster, 7 News, caught the column of water on camera, estimating it to be 600m tall. Read more.


May

30
2011

Joplin tornado: Barack Obama joins memorial service

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The American city hit by the country’s worst tornado for 60 years has been remembering the 142 people who died. Read more.


May

30
2011

Wildfires destroy 12 homes in Texas Panhandle

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Two wildfires have destroyed at least 12 homes on the outskirts of the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo. Read more.


May

30
2011

Residents return to flood-damaged homes in Miss.

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The Mississippi River displaced thousands on its march to the sea, despite dramatic action to stem the losses. The rising waters led the Army Corps of Engineers to blow up a Missouri levee to save Midwest communities and open spillways in Louisiana to lessen the risk in heavily populated places like New Orleans. Read more.

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May

30
2011

More rain, snow, National Guard troops for Montana

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The governor of flood-plagued Montana ordered more National Guard troops to join the anti-flood effort, while states downstream along the bloated Missouri River strengthened levees and laid sandbags ahead of the release of waters from dams and reservoirs. Read more.


May

30
2011

Food prices ‘will double by 2030′, Oxfam warns

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The prices of staple foods will more than double in 20 years unless world leaders take action to reform the global food system, Oxfam has warned. By 2030, the average cost of key crops will increase by between 120% and 180%, the charity forecasts. Half of that increase will be caused by climate change, Oxfam predicts, in its report Growing a Better Future. Read more.


May

29
2011

In Vt., engorged Lake Champlain slowly tortures

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Heavy snowmelt and the rainiest spring ever here have combined to send the lake to its highest levels on record. Hundreds of businesses, summer camps, cottages and year-round homes along the lake’s New York and Vermont shores have been affected — to varying degrees — for more than a month. Read more.